Wimbledon fashion flashback: Maria Sharapova 2008

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Before her first appearance at the 2008 Championships, Maria Sharapova’s sponsor and clothing supplier Nike announced that her outfit that year had a, “modified racer back for better range of motion” — whatever that means — and that “Maria will also be wearing Tiffany Swing Triple Drop Earrings with diamonds set in platinum, that retail for $5,000.”

Opinion was divided when the number three seed revealed a sheer tuxedo-style top and shorts combination. “I love menswear. I love tuxedo jackets. My trousers are very wide-legged and high-waisted. If there’s a place to do it, it’s Wimbledon,” Sharapova said of the outfit.

Yet not everyone was as impressed by her fashion statement. When Alla Kudryavtseva, ranked 154 in the world, dumped the former champ out of the tournament she said her opponent’s outfit had provided the inspiration.

“I don’t like her outfit,” Kudryavtseva said. “I liked her outfit at the French Open, so probably that’s why. It’s a little too much of everything, of the same thing. She experiments, and I give her credit for that. She’s brave enough to experiment. Sometimes she has good ones, sometimes not.”

What did you think of Maria’s outfit? Something fitting for a fashion queen or a tuxedo-no-no?

Maria Sharapova


  1. Posted 22 May, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    !!! sUpEr mE eNcANtA!!!

  2. Danielle!
    Posted 22 May, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I Loved It!
    F you people dont like it and make fun of it.
    If you dont like it then shut up.
    I know you have your own opinion, but it doesnt mean you have to make fun of the design.
    A person worked hard to make it.

  3. Melissa
    Posted 22 May, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    it was awesome! I really enjoy when tennis players go fashionable to the court…She and Roger have a great style, i can’t wait to see them this year!!
    by the way i want that out fit for me lol

  4. david
    Posted 22 May, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I think her outfit is awesome.

    It’s great to think shes thinking ‘outside’ the box and experiment. This is especially daring since Wimbledon is very ‘traditional’ with attire/clothing.

  5. Miguel
    Posted 22 May, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I love Maria and she did a great job wearing shorts in a slam for the first time and yes looked great!! Kudryatseva was just playing cool about winning her so it doesnt matter!!

  6. Mari
    Posted 29 May, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I have that outfit. And I love it 🙂

  7. Posted 5 June, 2009 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    How can I know the blog by Maria sharapova.Co sent the address of toi”nguyenduy45”@ gmail.com. thank you.

  8. Ricky
    Posted 10 June, 2009 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    I thought that your outfit in the 2008 Wimbledon was very elegant. The rest are just jealous. Win the Wimbledon this year for your fans.

  9. Posted 11 June, 2009 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Wahhhhh Maria you are so beautiful.

  10. lee-lee
    Posted 16 June, 2009 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    maria needs a little help nobody dose it like the williams sister.leave the fashion to serena. all i can say is cat suite that she wore or the jean skirt. Nice try maria

  11. lucie
    Posted 17 June, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got to say, that outfit is bloody awesome.

  12. Fiona
    Posted 21 June, 2009 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Her dress for the French was simply gorgeous. Hope she has a white won for the big W.

  13. Posted 15 March, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    It looks good, but I’ve also heard that it is beneficial for the player, more air or something.

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